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reagan is still off the shore of japan launching aircraft loaded with supplies. but the shift moved further on tuesday after some crewmembers tested positive for low levels of radiation. -- further out to sea after some crewmembers tested for low levels of radiation european pet energy officials are applying stress tests to their plant and germany officials have switched off some of their plants, one of them permanently. >> the nuclear crisis in japan comes just as america had finally started to get past its discomfort with nuclear power, caused more than 30 years ago by three mile island. >> it is called the nuclear present -- renaissance, the growing acceptance in recent years of nuclear energy as a clean, green, and an effective answer to the country's dependence on foreign oil. then came the disaster in japan, still unfolding. >> one fears if one is an advocate of nuclear energy that for now, the nuclear renaissance is over in america. >> for all of its outside, the crisis in japan exposes the downside once again. america is entering the 32nd anniversary of three mile island, ma
in japan.damage at that facility &pradiation exposure.megan of - how people everywhhre are e on trying to protect themselves with anti-radiation pills. good morning patrice,in japan, they've already survived this... the fifth largest earthquake n modern history not to mention he tsunami that swallowed everything in it's path....ut now hundreds of thousandd of survivors are facing nuclear exposure and health dangers, they may not dangers that people here in the u-s are worried about too. phe radiation is leaking from two nuclear reactors along thh pacific coast, that were heavvly daaaged by the earthquake. then yesterday, another explosion shook the region, damaging a containment poolland exposing part or all of the nuclear fuel rods iim still very concerned about what might happen to these are designed to not fail, but - so many things that were not supposed happen have hhppened or things that were supposed to happen have noo happened. elevated radiation levels were detected 25 miles south of ttkyo.and now, there's fear in the u-s about radiation poisoning here.many people are buying
at baltimore avenue. >>> rescue workers are digging out survivors in the devastated coastal towns of japan. every morning, news is more grim than the day before. linda so joins us p with the latest on the rescue efforts going on right now -- joins us with the latest on the rescue efforts going on right now. >> reporter: the late of the official death toll climbed to 2800 and it's getting worse. this morning, a japanese police official says 1,000 bodies washed ashore in one of the areas hardest hit by the tsunami e he thinks an estimated 10,000 people died -- he thinks an estimated 10,000 people died in his prove ns along. there was another -- province alone. a second explosion happened in three days. 11 people were hurt and it's unclear if radiation leaked during the explosion. new images of the tsunami show how powerful the surge of water was. waves that kept coming and coming lasting for about 15 minutes and devouring everything in its path. for survivors, anxiety is growing. getting the basic necessities is becoming nearly impossible. >> this mother says, i was so stressed i could not p
to wbaltv.com and clicking on politics. >> fears of a nuclear meltdown in japan have prompted the u.s. to authorize the first evacuation of americans out of the country. the nuclear regulatory commission says this decision was based on the risk of radioactive contamination. let's go live to washington for the latest. >> the un says the situation is very serious but not deteriorating at this point. president obama says americans and japan need to be prepared. >> they spoke at the japanese embassy in washington and said the u.s. is bringing all sources to bear to protect american citizens in japan. they sought to reassure americans at home. >> we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the u.s., whether it is that west coast, why, alaska or u.s. territories. >> at the nuclear plant, crews have been scrambling, using helicopters and cannons to douse the reactor with thousands of gallons of water. but it's difficult to know whether it's working. >> we believe it will help to cool down the fuel. however, we are not able to access the site. >> the first evacuations fled to toky
japan and the pacific, triggering a gigantic tsunami. entire islands wiped out. look at these incredible pictures of the giant wave as it rushes inland. buildings swept off their foundations. rivers changing direction. sweeping away cars, boats and people. the entire west coast, under a tsunami warning at this hour. this is a special edition of "good morning america," "tsunami in the pacific." >>> and good morning, america. that earthquake that hit japan overnight is just devastating. the largest in japan's history. 1,000-times more powerful than the quake that hit new zealand almost 3 weeks ago. the strongest in the world since the indian ocean earthquake of 2004. spider jets have been deployed to inspect quake damage. the entire country is under a state of emergency because of a failing power plant there. it is devastating. >> the magnitude of the earthquake was 8.9. it is huge. the biggest earthquake on record since they started keeping records in the early 1800s in japan. it's been followed by at least 19 massive aftershocks. many of which have been over 6.0 themselves. there are rep
a damaged nuclear facility has escalated japan's nuclear crisis. 14,000 people have been ordered to stay indoors. japan's prime minister says radiation has spread from the country's four damaged nuclear reactors along the country's northeastern coast. american military officials confirm that more u.s. service members were exposed to radiation today and treated with iodine. but because of the wind direction, several navy ships moved closer to the coast after initial pullback of radiation concerns two major aftershocks rattled japan today, causing buildings to sway in tokyo. food, water and heat shortages continue. correspondent adam housley has the latest. >> they is survived the fifth largest earthquake in history and tsunami that devoured everything in its path. now hundreds of thousands of survivors face nuclear exposure and health dangers that may not show for years. >> 11,000 micro-sievert is equivalent of the exposure you get a year if you live a normal life. if you stay in the place for one hour you may be exposed to 11,000. we have to watch this. >> radiation is leaking from two n
develop -pblts and brand-new stories this hour. the scale of japan's disaster one of the worst in history. another strong earthquake shakes tokyo. a tsunami clams one coastal city, the damage $40 million. forces loyal to moammar gadhafi reportedly making big gains. word they captured an opposition stronghold west of the capitol. what is next, a question we are going to ask. it's all new and live and it's "happening now." greg: a lot of news to get to on this tuesday. good morning to you i'm jon scott. jenna: good morning, i'm jenna lee. we are here in the fox newsroom. happening right now a new aftershock rocking gentleman man as the nation koeps with a nuclear disaster in the making after a third exemploys at one of your plants causing radiation to league out at dangerous levels. the water meant to cool off the fuel rods now reportedly boiling, a very tphopl must sign, jon, some way. greg: that's right. at least two dozen people nearby getting the contamination treatment while another 140,000 people in the danger season have been ordered to seal themselves indoors. jenna: just imagine wh
are homeless. >>i think it's very likely that the tsunami that hit japan will kill considerably more people than the nuclear reactor accident will. >> in los angeles, the county health officer warned u.s. citizens against taking iodine as a precaution saying this's no risk of in-- there's no risk of increased radiation. >>> every day the situation in japan gets worse and worse. we get to see it. help is coming from all around the world. even places here in baltimore are doing what they can to give aid to the victims in japan. sherrie johnson is live to explain how you can get involved. sherrie. >> reporter: this wegmans here in hunt valley are certainly doing their part to help those victims of the earthquake in japan. the store just opened a half- hour ago. and customers are coming in. they have the opportunity to donate money once they get to the cash register to check out. one hundred percent of the donations will get to the red cross relief fun for the japan earthquake and tsunami relief fund. all the wegmans stores will accept donation. they have announced a $100,000 donation to help e
dig out survivors in the coastal towns in japan. it seems every morning, the news is more grim than the day before. linda so is in the interactive news sent earth with the rescue efforts on today. >> reporter: they are trying to look for survivors, but there aren't many. the latest official death toll climbed to 2800 and it's getting worse. this morning, a japanese police official says 1,000 bodies washed ashore in one of the areas hardest hit by the tsunami and thinks an estimated 10,000 people died in his province alone. overnight, there was an explosion at the fukushima nuclear plant sending a thick cloud of moke into -- smoke into the air. it's the second explosion in three days. 11 people were hurt and it's unclear at this point if radiation leaked during the explosion. new images of the tsunami show how powerful the surge of water -- was. waves kept -- water was. waves kept coming. for survivors, anxiety is growing getting even the basic necessities is becoming nearly impossible. this mother says was so stressed i couldn't produce breast milk and didn't know what to feed my ba
at high point road. now back to you. >>> japan is reaching to the united states asking for help to avert a nuclear crisis. linda so is here to join us about the startling admission japanese officials are making this morning. >> reporter: well, japanese engineers say they might have to bury the nuclear plant in sand and crone crete. it may be -- concrete. it mate be the -- it may be the only way to avoid a catastrophic release of radiation. the rate something on par with what happened in 1979. emergency workers in japan have gotten desperate using water cannons and helicopters to cool the troubled reactors. one expert says it's like using a squirt gun to put out a forest fire. but there is good news this morning. operators at the nuclear plant connected a power line to the complex. they are hoping that line will restart the water pumps needed to cool down the reactors. if that doesn't work, the u.s. is flying in five high pressure water pumps. here at home, the u.s. put up radiation detectors along the west coast just in case. >> there's a lot of space between here and japan, so we don't
of the disaster in japan. >> moments of terror as the earthquake struck. shaken from the magnitude 8.9 earthquake shattered lives and businesses. japan has been keeping records for almost a century and a half and this was the most powerful quake in the country's memory. >> there were shaking, there was sirens. >> the worst was yet to come. after the quake, tsunami waves as high as 33 -- 33 feet in both parts of the north coast. cars and homes picked up like toys by the water. the tsunami created a mass of whirlpool, some 3000 residents were evacuated near a nuclear power plant after the cooling system was deactivated. workers are scrambling to restore the water supply. hundreds of miles away, millions were stranded after the rail network were struck down. a large section of a town of 70,000 burnt into the night. >> some of the most dramatic video shows the tsunami barreling across land. what is it about an earthquake that triggers a tsunami? we spent the day at the maryland science center. >> you have seen how strong they are and the damage that they can produce. earthquakes in japan are not that
't -- the problems doesn't seem to end for japan. now serious fears of radiation. the situation there and the efforts to get americans out safely. >>> and the buzzer. >> oh, the buzzer beaters. upsets last second desperation shots. did you see the butler game? thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. charley is on go in st. michael, lucky guy because the weather will be beautiful today. meteorologist lynette charles is filling in for justin berk. always lovely to have you here. >> thank you. i love being here with you guys. we are looking at some fabulous weather for today. fabulous friday. we will take it. we will going to be way above average and warm. temperatures in the mid-70s. it's going to be a little breezy but so what. we have sunshine out there. we have temperatures in the mid- 70s. we have a chance for showers possible early on saturday. but they get out quickly. if they do come, we will see high pressure bring in the sunshine. as we look at maryland's most powerful radar, it will stay dry throughout the day. make sure to get out and take advantage of today because you know what, a good
>>> good morning. disaster in japan. a massive military relief and recovery operation is under way in japan this morning, after that 8.9 magnitude earthquake that devastated the island. >>> an explosion at a nuclear power plant has raised fears of a meltdown. hundreds are dead, and that number will most certainly rise. we have full coverage "early" this saturday morning, march 12th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> video from less than 30 hours ago in japan, devastating earthquake, 8.9 magnitude. at this hour the official death toll almost 600. and there are other big problems looming this morning. welcome to "the early show" on this saturday morning, i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we will continue to follow this story as it develops throughout the morning. >> let's get right to the earthquake in japan of course. the quake is the fifth largest in recorded history. it was followed by a 23-foot high tsunami. the official death count is 574 dead. the number expected to rise considerably. almost 600 are still missing. there have been more than 125
nuclear power plant crisis. japan suspend operations to pre- - suspended operations to prevent the plant from working down after a srnlg forced workers to take cover indoors. 140,000 have been ordered to seal themselves indoors after explosions and fires at the plants. for at least a while, the final 50 workers kept onto prevent a nuclear meltdown that was sent their way. >> the radiation levels are getting so high that the workers can't stay there. >> in tokyo, 150 miles away, people you can see they are wearing radiation badges. >>> and new for you, local relief efforts underway in maryland to help those in japan displaced by the series of natural disasters. and abc2 news sherrie johnson is live with the information you need. sherrie. >> reporter: here at wegmans in hunt valley, they are trying to do their part to help the victims of the earthquake in japan. now at 6:00 this morning, you know customers will be able to donate any amount of money once they shop here. what they do is once they get to the cash register they can designate a certain amount of money for that earthquake victim
. >>> time is 5:306789 parts of japan hit by a earthquake and flat nd by a tsunami, a third risk looms. a third reactor is now leaking high levels of radiation and a fourth has caught fire. here's what one official is saying about the threat. >> now we are talking about levels that can impact a human health. i would like all of you to embrace the information calmly. >> there are warnings now affecting 140,000 people in a 12-mile radius of the reauthors. 70,000 have been evacuated. test sites are checking people to see if they were exposed to radiation. in to beingo, 170 miles away, there are reports of slightly higher radiation levels, but officials say the levels are too small to threaten any one there. the japanese government is now asked the u.s. for nuclear help. eight more experts from the nuclear regulatory commission are now on their way to japan. >>> it's so hard to look at pictures and know they are real. if it's tough for us as adults to comprehend, imagine how hard it is trying to explane to your children. you -- explain to your children. you want to ease fierce and accurate
:00 now in japan. i want to direct you to our special earthquake section. at abc2news.com you can find all the latest information on this massive earthquake. then of course to the tsunami. now we're worried about radiation. it's spread from four reactors in the nuclear plant along japan's northeast coast. despite there have been some stories today of success. traffic stretched for miles. as panicked citizens try to flee the area surrounding the stricken fukushima nuclear facility. this man says nobody tells us, the citizens, what is really happening. fire broke out at the reactor number four while an explosion at reactor two prompted fears, cracks in the containment vessel allowed radioactive material to seep out. >> i think we're very close to the point of no return. they are not ready for the eventuality of an uncontrolled breach of containment. >> reporter: the situation is so serious officials did something they had not done up until this point. send most of their workers home. government officials immediately issued instructions, at the height of the exposure alarmingly high radiation
>>> good morning. disaster in japan. growing fears of a nuclear meltdown afterme explosion and fire at a nuclear power plant, crippled in the devastated earthquake and tsunami. and the search intensifies, new images emerge of the catastrophe that stunned the world. saturday, march 12, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm amy robak. >> and i'm kacarl quintanilla. >> there is a growing fear of nuclear meltdown in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. a fire at one of two nuclear power plants at the epicenter. you can see the explosion in the distance. injuries there. and the wounds and walls have been destroyed. a possible radiation leak. mandatory evacuations in the areas of both plants. >> as for the death toll, at least 1,300 people have been killed. authorities say that number may rise in hours and days ahead. hundreds unaccounted for, and untold numbers of people are stranded. rescue efforts under way to reach them. >> millions across the country without power. officials have lost contact with
if the nuclear situation in japan is not brought under control within the next 24 hours. >> tracie potts has the latest now from washington. >> it appears to be white smoke begun to rise from the number three reactor. >> helicopters are now dropping water on japan's nuclear plant. >> we believe that secondary containment has been destroyed. there is no water in the spent fuel pool. >> no water means nothing to prevent a meltdown. the japanese deny that, but international authorities do believe it's overheating. the u.s. believes radiation levels there are extremely high. with conflicting reports coming from japan, the state department now warns americans to consider leaving or at least stay 50 miles away, 30 miles further than the japanese recommend. >> we are obviously advising american citizens that they listen to the nrc and the state department. >> some experts fear even that's not enough. >> 50 miles is not a safe distance to be in an emergency like that. >> the state department's organizing charter flights out of tokyo for what so far is a voluntary evacuation. president obama called j
too familiar in japan as officials assess the devastation after the natural disaster. and now, people face new skiers of nuclear exposure. -- new scares of nuclear exposure. people in northern japan are now dealing with the threat of nuclear radiation. however, officials say radiation levels have dropped dramatically from earlier in the day. we have the latest from japan. >> delong japan's coast, a groom -- a grim past. troops are working steadily to recover the 2000 bodies that began washing ashore today. also today, we saw our first convoys of military vehicles in the ravaged area. this, while most of the country -- countries in the world focused on the safety of the nuclear power plant. the reactors are now being scanned for radiation. in this coastal town where 17,000 people used to live and more than half the residents have disappeared, hope is fleeting. >> my daughter was washed away. i do not know what to say. i hope she is alive somewhere. >> this area has been paralyzed with trains out of service and major stores closed. everyone watches and waits for miracles, like this four
>>> coming up next on eyewitness news, deadly disaster, new concerns of a nuclear meltdown in japan, while that country is still reeling from yesterday's powerful earthquake. >>> many marylanders wait to hear from loved ones in the devastation after the historic earthquake in japan. i'm weijia jiang, hear their story next. >>> game advocates thought 2011 would be their year. we'll explain what is standing in the way of legalizing same-sex marriage. >>> the skies are clear this morning, could we see some warmer weather on the horizon soon? meteorologist tim williams a the answer in his first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> we are getting a look at the scope of the devastation in japan this morning, as a massive rescue effort is underway to find survivors of the disaster that rocked the entire pacific. good morning, welcome to eyewitness news this saturday, i'm gigi barnett. we'll have more on the situation in a moment, but first. >> good morning to you. those pictures and this whole situation is as fascinating as it is horrible. it's one of
, stranding thousands of commuters. roz plater is live in the newsroom with more on this disaster in japan, roz? >> reporter: the pictures are surreal, hard for us to imagine. the area of devastation said to be nearly 200 miles long, 50 miles wide and the shaking may not be over yet. this is the scene inside the office building as the quake first struck before 3:00 p.m. along japan's northeastern coast. the massive quake, 8.9, set off a fury. fires. this one at a refinery outside of tokyo burned out of control, buildings collapsed trapping people beneath the rubble. chaos erupting in the streets as people ran for safety as dozens of after shocks, some greater than 6.0, followed the initial shake, one of the biggest quakes in modern history. >> it is gargantuan earthquake by modern standards. the rupture length was 180 miles. >> reporter: the powerful quake unleashed a powerful tsunami, a wall of water that swept up cars and homes as if they were toys. the floods pushed way over acres of land and authorities report they lost track of one train and a sh
dahlgren begins our coverage from japan. >> aid is beginning to trickle in. trying to get help to those desperate for a lifeline. while japanese officials continue their fight to stay ahead, on monday and other hydrogen explosion. this time in the reactor no. 3 at the fukushima daiichi reactor plant. this is increasing fears about its stability. it is a nation struggling on so many fronts and the death toll is a growing. more than 1 million without power, water, and in some places food. tokyo is not the moon -- not immune. there are some heartwarming stories of families reunited. for millions more, it is another heartbreaking night. hundred in shelters and shedding tears for those that have lost. they continued to brace for more aftershocks. >> to my opinion, it has a much greater chance of having a major earthquake or a tsunami. corrections more overwhelming fears. wbal-tv 11 news. >> president obama said the images -- were shocking. >> i said it to the prime minister of japan that the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as they recover from multiple dis
effort to stop moammar gadhafis crackdown. >>> in japan, one week since the quake and tsunami call on the u.s. for more help. the non-stop battle. >>> japan's newest heroes, firefighters volunteering to fight the nuclear monster. >>> good morning. we begin with breaking news in the middle east. the u.s. and allies are preparing for a military strike against the government of moammar gadhafi. >> it comes after a vote from the u.n. security council to protect civilians at all costs. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. for weeks now, the world condemned moammar gadhafi's people. now this puts force behind the words. four decades of moammar gadhafi's rule are challenged with a vote. >> translator: ten votes in favor. zero votes against. >> reporter: the u.n. security council voted a no-fly zone to protect rebels. >> this resolution demands an immediate cease-fire and an end to violence and attacks to civilians. >> reporter: this comes weeks after rebel resis tense. gadhafi said attacks are imminent. he said we are coming. we are looking for the traitors and should ha
of the disaster in japan. tim williams explains why this was so deadly. mary bubala explains. but we begin with randall pinkston. >> the massive tsunami swallowed entire villages. and left others burning through the night. the 23-foot wave, triggered by the largest earthquake ever recorded in japan, swept away cars, boats and buildings. in one coastal town alone, 1800 houses were destroyed or badly damaged. police in the city of sendai have already recovered three bodies. hundreds more are missing. the 8.9 magnitude quake, centered east of tokyo, hit just before 3:00. >> it was so strong. and the undalation of the -- undualation of the earth was so powerful, we had to actually kind of hang onto the side of our house. >> reporter: large buildings shook. the prime minister felt it inside parliament. more than 400 buildings in and around tokyo are without power. >> my workers are all staying in the office. there's no getting out. there's no trains going anywhere. >> reporter: a massive fire. and authorities have evacuated thousands of residents living near the nuclear plant, where the reactor
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>> reporter: monday's hydrogen explosion in japan could be heard from miles. three reactors lost their cooling capacity. crews are rushing in sea water. some 200,000 people have been evacuated from a 12-mile area and the u.s. navy moved warships further offshore to avoid radiation exposure. the quake generated a tsunami. rescuers continue to search. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out. in one area a ship ended up on top of a building. homeowners aren't sure where to begin. >> i don't have money. broken. >> reporter: the united nations is helping to coordinate disaster relief. millions are without food and water and aid workers are having trouble getting through. >> reporter: planes were headed for the japanese mainland. makeshift shelters are jammed. people have top stand in line for water. in many towns with grocery stores, the shelves are timing -- are emptying out. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are off line which means millions will have to spend another night in the cold. >> the us sent nuclear experts. insurance companies said this could be th
>>> good morning. disaster in japan. another explosion overnight rocks the crippled nuclear power plant, as concerns grow over a possible meltdown. along the shattered coastline, 1,000 bodies are found, as the death toll soars. the prime minister calling this japan's worst crisis since world war ii. millions today face another day with no power, no water, and no food. we have the very latest for you on the explosion, the survivors, and the worldwide humanitarian effort. "early" this monday morning, march 14th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and thanks for joining us on this monday morning. you can see, these are just some of the images which have been coming in, and frankly, they speak for themselves. they're just unimaginable. >> the devastation that we first saw here friday morning, and now, in the days after this disaster in japan, we continue to get more images, more video of exactly the impact that this is having on this nation and the people there. damage estimates in the tens of billions of dollars. but, of course you can't put a dollar figure on the
>>> a new danger this morning threatening survivors of last week's earthquake and tsunami in japan. more damage at a nuclear power plant leaking radioactivity into surrounding areas. this morn, government official are saying it is must to impact human health. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> good morning. thank you for being with us early on this tuesday morning and for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons. the latest out of japan this morning. dangerously high levels of radiation are leaking from a nuclear power plant in northeastern japan following an explosion and fire today. the plant was already damaged following last week's earthquake and tsunami. 140,000 people living near the fukushima dai-ichi planted are being told to stay indoors because of the risk of radiation exposure and officials say there is a risk of more leaks. as fears of nuclear fall outrise, japan's nikkei is falling sharply. more than 2,400 people are confirmed dead, killed in the quake and tsunami. officials say tens of thousands of people may have been swep
and a third meltdown at japan's nuclear facilities. american troops offshore exposed to radiation, as officials struggle to contain the catastrophe. >>> moment of impact. new images of the tsunami, rushing ashore. breaking through seawalls. rushing past airport security. washing away entire villages. >>> and look at what the waves picked up and left behind. a ferry on a house. a bus on a rooftop. a toilet dangling from power lines. and the man who floated away from his house, clinging for life. rescued ten miles from shore. >> this morning we're live in japan, with diane sawyer, christiane amanpour and david muir. and we ask the question, is this only the beginning of the devastation? >>> and good morning, america. joining us is "world news" anchor, diane sawyer, is who is there in sendai, japan, where the scope of the destruction is staggering. aftershocks still rocking the region. >> dealing with two crises. humanitarian. and an urgent disaster, to avoid a nuclear emergency. there was a third partial meltdown overnight. 11 injured in the blast. and after american officials detec
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or jfx. now back to you. >> it's getting worse in japan. fierce of radiation are gripping the country. we have learned that a maryland woman was in japan when thequake and tsunami hit. we have the latest on how she is doing. linda. >> reporter: from what we know so far, woman from salisbury is alive and safe. ashleigh debord was northeast of toyo in one of the areas hardest hit by the tsunamiy. her facebook page says she has been in japan since last august. she is a member of the jet program, an organization that promotes teaching and improving relations overseas. she got her masters at the university of hawaii. we want to get you up to speed on the nuclear situation in japan. they are worried about the possibility of a complete meltdown. there's been another explosion and fire at the fukushima power plant. dangerous levels of radiation has forced japan's prime minister to order people living nearby to stay indoors. all this as the death toll from the massive earthquake and tsunami continues to ride. the official number stand at 2475 with thousands still missing. but a glimmer of good new
the strongest to hit japan in 100 years. >> tsunami warnings were issued. and massive wall of water swept away everything. it cracked buildings, it sparked dozens of fires including refineries. hundreds of bodies were found in the epicenter. a number of aftershocks were felt in tokyo more than 200 miles away. this is a potentially catastrophic disaster. we have more on the u.s. response. >> president obama says that his thoughts and prayers are with the people and they are ready to help with whatever they need. the night sky over japan with fires still burning. >> of the magnitude -- the 8.9 magnitude quake rattled everything from offices to the japanese legislature. more than 50 aftershocks followed. there was a trail of devastation on the ground. >> this is unlike anything we have experienced here before. >> a massive tsunami unleashed a wave of water in coastal areas near the epicenter northeast of tokyo. it destroyed everything in its path. >> i am heartbroken by this tragedy. >> president obama pledged u.s. assistance in japan. >> today's events remind us how fragile life can b
in japan. japan.the japanese emperor has addressed the nation, expressing condolencessfor victims of the earthquake and tsunami.friday's quake registered at 9-point-0. more than 10-thousand people are believed to be dead. an increasingly tense situation continuus in northern japan, where expeets are exploring extreme new measures to prevent a meltdown at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. helicopters began flying ii water to dump on the reactor from the ir. greg black tells us it's an unusual move, but experts say it's the latest being taken to prevent a potential catastrophe. catastrophe. &p--reporter pkgg-s follows -- the lattst effort to prevent a meltdown at a japanese nuclear plant is coming from above. helicopters dropped thousands of gallons of water on the overheating reactors on wednesday, while crews n sprayed water from trucks outside the reactor.we're trying to combine these two approaches to maximize the effect f the waaer spraying. the u-s military is sending also support to the region.... a plane that can detect radiationnlevels from the air. restore powe
a prescription.but, health officials n the west coast say... the distance betwwen japan and the united states will disperse almost all of the radiation before it even gets here.as fears over radiation grow... so does the death toll in japan...now reaching 36-hundred... with at &pleast 7-thousand still missin. dramatic new video is surfacing... from the moments a tsunami approached japan. japan.people screaming this is video from the town of piyagi you can see people running for their lives... as tsunami waves approach the town.the waves are seen sweeping across the area... taking with it... cars and homes. now, emotional moments for some earthquake survivors... finally getting the chance to call loved onee.phone banks are being set up... to help them connect with family members in other partssof the country.some are shedding tears of joy... others... tearssof sadness... after learning what's happened to those closest to them. the donations for japan are pouring in by the millions, and every day there are more ways to give. but at the same time ... donation scams are increasing as well. joel d
from the devastation, rescue workers dig by hand to the earthquake rubble in japan. >> concerns grow about a major nuclear meltdown. >>> i'm ky jackson. here is what people are talking about. >> double devastation. the earthquake tsunami death toll rose in japan and expected to get higher. scientists are trying to prevent another disaster, a nuclear meltdown. monday's hydrogen explosion at this japanese nuclear power plant could be heard for miles. three reactors have lost cooling capacity. crews are pumping in seawater to try and prevent a meltdown, but the water continues to evaporate. some 200,000 people have been evacuated from a 12-mile area, and the us navy moved warships further offshore to avoid radiation exposure. the quake triggered a tsunami that devastated japan's coast. rescue crews continue to search through the massive and widespread records. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out, and in one town, a ship ended up resting on top of a building. ohm homeowners trying to pick up the pieces aren't sure where to begin. >> i don't have the money. >> the united nations are
>>> this is the latest video from japan this morning, it shows the moment a wall of water from the tsunami rolled ashore last friday. overnight the death toll rose dramatically. the nuclear problems have become worse. in the last ten minutes we've learned of a problem at a third nuclear reactor in japan. our complete coverage will begin in a moment. first, it is the top of the hour, the 14th day of the hospital. not a bad day start overall. christie is in for sharon and meteorologist tim is in for marty in first warning weather. >> a calm start to the day. temperatures in the 30s, the skies are clear. temperatures will go up nicely as a result. intervals of clouds and sun, 50 degrees, partly cloudy skies. and ahead of showers tomorrow they'll be here by wednesday. we'll have your complete forecast in a few moments. >>> the rush for real going on right now. christie is in wjz traffic control. >> don, a busy morning out there. westbound 100 an accident there at the bw parkway slowing your drive down. in the towson area we have a water main break disruption baltimore avenue closed
. >>> we are continuing to follow the breaking news of the major earthquake in japan where a tsunami has flooded the northeast and more than 50 countries in the pacific on alert for a tsunami including the west coast of the u.s. and canada. in the last hour, tsunami warning sirens have been going off in hawaii bracing for a tidal we've. the 8.9 earthquake one of the biggest to hit japan. the prime minister there calling for calm. the government calling for international assistance and the u.s. ambassador in japan says the united states is ready to help. >>> we'll continue to monitor that throughout the morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. tucker barnes with us here with a look at our forecast as we get things moving on a friday morning. >> good morning. much improvement today after last night got very interesting. we had severe thunderstorm warnings, a lot of heavy rain. all of that oust here and now we are looking at some sunshine. >> that will be good. >> quieter weather and spring- like conditions around here. we've been promising it all week. by tomorrow, it will be ab
on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. experts are calling the nuclear crisis in japan a slower-moving nightmare. >> the buildup of radiation was too much. tracie potts has the latest from japan and reaction in the u.s. >> the last 50 workers fled the nuclear plant to escape a huge burst of radiation. >> they have to continue to try. >> officials say 70% of the fuel rods are damaged. 107 miles away in tokyo, residents are leaving despite the surge is that radiation levels are not yet harmful. >> low levels now but we do not know what it will be like tomorrow. is back upnikkei today. >> uncertainty has taken over the markets right now. >> , response the nuclear regulatory commission to explain if our nuclear plants could withstand a 9.0 earthquake. >> we have to make sure that all the bad actors in the industry are sorted out very quickly. >> the government continues to assure americans that radiation levels here are safe. but that has not stopped their run of potassium iodide. one retailer says he has a backlog of 3000 orders. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> many of us in the
>>> tonight, a new day brings new challenges in japan as people try to find missing loved ones. >>> they are not pressing the charges at this time anymore. >> an abc2 investigation into a 12-year-old autistic boy who is facing charges is getting results. the steps the boy's mother is now taking to make sure her son is taken care of. >>> plus the clock is ticking and looks like an nfl player's lockout is unavoidable. abc2 news at 11:00 starts right now. >>> now, abc2 news at 11:00. >>> devastation in japan tonight as families hope and pray that their missing loved ones are found alive. there's a massive undertaking going on right now to get two nuclear power plants under control. an 8.9 magnitude effort quake caused massive damages. the massive quake and tsunami washed away homes as if they were small debris, as we get ready to go to sleep, japan is waking up to a new day full of fear and loss. tj is live in new york tonight with the latest. >> good evening. there are thousands of americans in japan tonight and while the u.s. state department has seen no reason to evacuate the
>>> this morning, japan's nuclear crisis grows. radiation, leaking faster than first thought from this crippled plant. >>> children and the elderly checked for exposure. millions still without enough food and heat. and the teetering economy requires another cash infusion today. >>> all of it, japan's biggest test since world war ii. >>> good morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> and i'm rob nelson. japan's nuclear crisis is growing even worse this morning. here's the latest from overnight. >> at the crippled fukushima nuclear plant, radiation is leaking from one of the reactors. thousands of nearby residents have been warned to stay inside. this morning, measurements show the radiation level at 400-times the safe yearly dose. >> and here, officials are keeping a close eye on this crisis. two navy pumping trucks are said to be on their way to that plant. >> and for thousands of japanese survivors, the situation is growing more desperate. they've now spent a fourth night with no food, water or shelter. >>> thousands, of course, are also worried about whether the government is being truthful
. >>> and people greeted relatives and loved ones who were the first to return from japan by air. hugs and first flights from tokyo arrived in san francisco during the weekend including a tearful reunion between 10-year- old gavin and his father. listen. >> oh, my god. [audio not understandable] >> well many who returned home yesterday were either on their way to the airport in tokyo or at the airport when the quake struck. people at the airport said they were handing out crackers, water and sleeping bags to everyone stuck. the u.s. germany and many other countries are telling people not to travel to japan. many people are trying to get in touch with loved ones. state department set up a hotline to call. 888-407-4747. you can call or e-mail. if you send an e-mail, put the person's name you are look for and what area of japan they live. you can find that information at abc2news.com. you can find ways to help victims of the quake and tsunami. go to the world news section of our website. >>> at 7 years old, attacked by pit bulls while in front of her home. a young girl is in critical condition and
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> explosion at a nuclear power plant in japan, radiation possibly leaking at this hour. crews are scrambling as the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami rises. >>> another big story, new details about a brutal attack at a shopping hotspot, the clue that could help police hunting for two killers on the loose tonight. >>> we'll begin with the looming nuclear threat in japan, a third explosion rocking a damaged power plant. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. more than 2,400 people confirmed dead, thousands more missing as rescuers continue sifting through debris. fox 5's laura evans is following the developing details from the newsroom. >> while people on japan's east coast deal with the death and devastation the new clear threat grows tonight. you mentioned the latest explosion at the fukushima nuclear power plant and tonight officials suspect a container may be damaged. radiation may be leaking. one woman who lives near the plant said it's like a horror movie. this is perhaps one of the greatest catastrophes this country has kno
will be talking about today. a race to stop a ticking time bomb. nuclear reactors in the japan is still heating up. as the corr's glow, they are summarizing the water, creating more pressure, which could cause another explosion or worse. charlie is reporting on the fears of a meltdown. >> reporter: efforts to prevent a full-blown nuclear disaster suffered a set back overnight. >> and theres have said to have been evacuated. >> reporter: a dangerous spike in radiation levels forced workers out of the nuclear power plant, but a short time levels, officials say that the levels came back down and the operations resumed. crews have been trying to cool the reactors since last week's earthquake and tsunami damaged the plant, but a change of explosions and fires made that job more difficult. yesterday, smoke billowed from one reactor after a blaze broke out. officials insist there is no reason to panic, but residents are not so sure. >> they are saying that we're safe, but it makes me wonder. >> reporter: here, less than 150 miles west, people are getting on with their daily lives, but they are worried
normally clog a raging river... but in japan... as the tsunami rushed inland...cars and boats <> :05>> a wall of water more than 20 feet high pushed away nearly everything n its patt.and it went as far as 6 miles inland. a dangerous situation is growing increasingly more volatile by the day in japan...a series of explosions and fires caused evvn greater damage to the already struggling fukushima greg black tell us government officials say the radiation being released into the concern. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 as the death toll in japan continues to death toll in japan aa the as the death toll in japan continues to grow, so does its need for help. help. joel d. smith is live at american red cross of central maryland to show us some of the many pays we can donate money, and know it's going to the right place. good morning joel d. good morning salvation army, globalgiving, salvation army, farmville for a link to the cross oo central maryland just go cross of central american red for a link to the 3for a linkkto the american red cross of central maryl
3 3 fiber map japan bursts into flames.the damage there issnow sparring world wide fear of radiation exposure.megan gilliland is live with more on how people everywhere are using pills to protect themselves. good morning patrice,in japan, they've already survived this... the fifth largest not to mention the tsunami that swallowed everything in it's paah...but now hundreds of thousands offsurvivors are facing nuclear exposure and health dangers, that ttey may not feel until years later. &pthe u-s are worried about too. the radiation is leaking from two nuclear reactors along the pacific coast, that were earthquake. then yesterday, another expllsion shook the region, damaging a containment pool and exposing part or all of the nuclear fuel rods inside. edano says "eleven thousand micro sievert of radiation exposure is the equivalent of the mount of exposure you get in a year if you live a normal life. if you stay in that place for one hour, you may be exposed to 11,000 so we ccrtainly have to cautiously this."eeevated radiation levels were detected 25 miles south of tokyo.
aftershocks. japan's index, the nikkei nose dived. the stock average fell 10.6%, down as much as 14% off one point during the day as worries of more reactor explosions increased. tokyo electric power stock, the owner of these reactors fell nearly 25% today. a look at our markets today, as you see, red arrows across the board. the dow jones down by 215 points. it's only 11:00 a.m. it's a reaction to what we have seen overseas and many market analysts did expect this. i'm thomas roberts. great to have you with me. japanese officials did raise the death toll to more than 2,700 people today but thousands more are still missing and boys continue to wash ashore. 400,000 people are homeless battling cold and windy conditions. nbc's ian williams is innia ma ga ta with the latest on the rescue and aid operations. >> good morning from yamagata air base where u.s. smirlt officers are in discussion about aid for survivors of the disaster. this could become a forward operating base for a major u.s. marine operation. we witnessed a navy c-130 transport aircraft fly in earlier. a heavy lift aircraft capabl
might be helping you if you are looking for ways to help the victims in japan. we set up a phone bank this morning to make sure you have an easy way to donate to organizations helping in the recovery efforts in japan. call the number on your screen, 202-895-3307. again the number is 202-895- 3307. we have representatives from the adventist development and relief agency, the baptist world alliance, the salvation army, world vision and the universal relief team. when you call, your organization will go to the charity who answers the phone unless you specify a specific charity. >>> and first let's look at our forecast with tony. >> hi, allison and good morning, everybody. i told you we would have partial sunshine this morning and we do. we will see changing conditions during the course of the day. more clouds later and rainfall too. let's look at hd radar and the rain is a ways away. we have a mix of clouds and sun. sunrise i think occurs at 7:20 this morning. so the rain is not nearby. later on i think we could see a few rain showers develop during the course of the afternoon but the mo
issues on the roadways right now. now back to you. >> thanks. >>> we begin with new video from japan. vast areas unrecognizable. look at this. the coastline of one area one of the worst hit regions. just heart breaking looking at the pictures. >>> and this morning, the japanese emperor addressed the nation telling people not to give up. fierce of radiation are still high. the crisis continues to unfold and linda so is standing by with the latest as they get things under control. >> reporter: well a temporary setback. 70 workers at the plant had to pull back. radiation levels got so high making it dangerous to be there. it's an overwhelming situation for those hardest hit. people overcome with grief desperate to find loved ones. making a phone call has been nearly impossible. workers at the fukushima plant has been dousing the reactors with sea water in an effort to keep them from belt melting down. they choose to stay behind to be exposed to an enormous amount of radiation, the equivalent of 25,000 x-rays at once. the fears of radiation grips the country, people are walking around wi
radiation continues to leak from a severely damaged nuclear power plant on the coast of japan. first, the earthquake, then the tsunami. the disaster in japan is our state top story. >> the japanese government is trying to rescue survivors, assess the damage, and then care for all of those who are affected. they are monitoring the power plant that appears to be on the verge of causing widespread devastation. another fire broke out there today. the causes are unknown but officials think it might be because the fire yesterday was not completely put out. they are considering a spraying water and board accident -- acid over the -- boric acid over the site. >> we have learned from our experience, we need to be as prepared as we can. the more you prepare, the better you can be, the more lives that we can save, the last disability. >> the disaster in japan has a crippling effects on the economy. every nation that uses nuclear power is taking a very close look at the safety plans of their plants. >> they are applying stress tests. germany is testing seven of theirs. what is the state o
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